Gardai continue to investigate shooting in Clondalkin

Man was shot in the back in Clondalkin
Man was shot in the back in Clondalkin

A man in his twenties was hospitalised following the latest shooting incident in the capital.

Gardaí are investigating the shooting in Clondalkin in the early hours of Sunday.

The man (23) was discovered with a gunshot wound in Old Tower Crescent shortly before 6am, having been shot in the back. He was treated for his injuries at the scene by paramedics, before being rushed to hospital.

It is understood that the victim was found on a road in the area by locals, who then called the emergency services.

The injured man is from the Clondalkin area but it is not known if he was found shot near his home.

Gardaí are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A local source said that the shooting may have been linked to a financial dispute of some kind. The injured man was taken to James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown, where he was recovering last night from non-life-threatening injuries.

The scene was preserved for technical examination yesterday by investigating gardaí.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

It is believed that the latest shooting is unrelated to the gang feud that has been escalating in the city in recent days.

Local Sinn Féin councillor Jonathan Graham said he hoped the shooting was an isolated incident, adding: "I condemn all types of violence.

"At the end of the day, this is not a nice thing to be happening in the community."

People Before Profit councillor Gino Kenny called for an end to violence in his local community.

He said: "It's all too familiar on the streets of Dublin and Clondalkin in particular. This is terrible for his family and for the injured man himself.

"It's to be condemned, all of this gun violence has such a detrimental effect on all communities in Ireland.

"I hope that the people that carried out this act are brought to justice."

The shooting marks the third shooting in the capital so far this year. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Ronanstown Garda Station on 01 666 7700 or the confidential line 1800 666 111.